Fifteen Wild Decembers by Karen Powell (Large Paperback)

ISBN: 9781787704817

18.90

Staff Pick: “I thoroughly enjoyed this novel based on the lives of the Brontes. Told through Emily’s voice it traces the lives and untimely deaths of Emily, Charlotte, Anne, Branwell and their siblings and is beautifully evocative of Emily’s beloved Haworth and the surrounding moors. Powell’s accomplished writing and research is clearly evident and brings the individual characteristics of each sister vividly to life.” Bob.

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Staff Pick: “I thoroughly enjoyed this novel based on the lives of the Brontes. Told through Emily’s voice it traces the lives and untimely deaths of Emily, Charlotte, Anne, Branwell and their siblings and is beautifully evocative of Emily’s beloved Haworth and the surrounding moors. Powell’s accomplished writing and research is clearly evident and brings the individual characteristics of each sister vividly to life.” Bob.

Isolated from society, Emily Bronte and her siblings spend their days inventing elaborate fictional realms or roaming the wild moors above their family home in Yorkshire. When the time comes for them to venture out into the world to earn a living, each of them struggles to adapt, but for Emily the change is catastrophic. Torn from the landscape to which she has become so passionately bound, she is simply unable to function.

To the outside world, Emily Bronte appears taciturn and unexceptional, but beneath the surface her mind is in a creative ferment. A violent phenomenon is about to burst forth that will fuse her imaginary world with the landscape of her beloved Yorkshire and change the literary world forever.

Fifteen Wild Decembers is the dazzling second novel from a writer who has been compared to Shirley Hazzard and Graham Greene, and whose first novel was described as ‘utterly stunning’, ‘mesmerizing’ and hailed as ‘a masterpiece.’

ISBN 9781787704817

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